September 24, 2010

Showing at the Round Barn Theater

"Annie Get Your Gun" is currently showing at Amish Acres in Nappanee.  I am looking forward to seeing the show tomorrow evening.

Her biographers and the people who knew Annie Oakley describe her as "modest," "soft-spoken," "surprisingly feminine," "quiet and sedate," and even "puritanical" in her private life, not at all like the heroine of the musical Annie Get Your Gun. Seriously injured in an auto accident in 1921, Annie Oakley and her husband returned to Greenville, Ohio. Her niece reported that she heard her pray, just before her death in 1926, "Oh that I might live over again those days of simplicity, when God was consulted and asked to guide the little family through each day."

For some background about Annie Oakley and her connections with the Church of the Brethren, click here.